SCS releases results from survey for return to in-person learning

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — The Shelby County County Schools District present a phases plan to return to in-person learning start in January, last month.

The district set up an online survey to get feedback from the parents.

The district said:

Our analysis of responses shows that 65% of students in SCS direct-run schools will remain virtual. Choosing the alternative, parents indicated that 24% of students will be returning to in-person instruction. The remaining 11% of students have no recorded choice, so school staff members are currently contacting parents to determine which choice is preferred. In the absence of a choice, we are planning as if those students will be returning to in-person learning.

Students in grades K through 5 and students with disabilities or in self-contained classrooms in these grades would return first in early January.

Grades 6 through 12 would return in mid-January.

The schools also said:

We are ensuring support for student learning regardless of the learning option. If a student’s assigned teacher is instructing the class virtually, there will be a combination of support for in-person learning with staff members from the school (teaching assistants, behavioral specialists, etc.) and trained Central Office staff as needed.

The schools will also continue to follow the Health Department’s safety protocols and make every effort to ensure our buildings are safe to resume in-person learning.

For more information about the survey, visit their website.